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convince the american people it would be different this time. >> i will. the worst budget deficit under george bush happened in his last term in office. that's when nancy pelosi was speaker of the house. budget ra $450 billion. president obama blew through those deficits. he had in excess of trillion dollar deficits year after year. what the republicans were able to do in the house is not continue that level of trajectory. has spending gone up? it absolutely has. but the level has slowed down and -- >> i get the feeling, congresswoman, maybe not you in particular, a lot of your party are giving up the fight and keeping the powder dry and hoping at the end of the year pick up more seats in the house and maybe take the senate and you bet you that will be the time when republicans get serious. but is that a lot to hang your hat on? >> well, what we need to hang our hat on is boosting the labor force participation rate. we're at the lowest level ever for anyone over age 16 actually having a job in the labor force and in a full-time capacity. that has to change. and unfortunately the preside
don't see it happening. and i see a lot of this idea about how we're going to get deficits under control and in plans in time courtesy of tax hikes, but not a lot of spending cuts. >> well, a couple things. first of all, if you look at this budget, it shows the that the deficits are steadily decreasing, year by year. as you know, we've cut them in half over the last four years. and this budget puts the them on a continuing downward trajectory, number one. >> but they are still relying on tax hikes. $1 trillion worth over the next year. and i'm wondering, where are the savings? because the president and republicans, too, there were no fair players on this, they reversed what were going to be minor cost of living juchlgts in the last deal. they scrapped that altogether. writes the will for getting this under control? >> two things. i think if you look in the medicare area, the president's budget identifies some additional efficiencieefficienc that are saved, that are cut, not by harming beneficiaries, but by reducing and continue to reduce some of the overpayments to the private in
broken, it's costing taxpayer money, covered california will be going into deficit -- >> the irony there -- you know your state betterment you have a democratic governor, democrats in control of both houses in the legislature. i see this in maryland where the democrats run the show, enif you want to lay it on the republicans and whether they go along, it's fraction of the problems they're encountering now. so you have to worry more, those who are pushing the healthcare law, be they on left or the right. you have to look under your own hood because it's your own party's governors jostling the problem. >> they don't want to look under their own hood. they want to blame the republicans. blame everybody but themselves -- >> or just rush the signups like we saw in maryland and ask questions later, just get them in, get them in, get them. in, ask questions later. >> they're in panic mode. they see the failure and they want to shift the blame, but what has to happen, the governors and the state legislatures that are supporting obamacare, the senators and congressmen that are supporting ob
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